People from this generation have been saying that skin care is the new makeup. Celebrities such as Alicia Keys, Demi Lovato and Gigi Hadid have been seen multiple times bare faced with their claims that you should always love and appreciate the skin you are in. But where does the argument lie here? Should women invest more in top of the line serums and oils or infallible foundation and long lasting lipstick? Let’s find out.
Makeup artist Rose-Marie Swift admitted that having a fool-proof skin care routine that already gives your flawless and glowing skin can technically eliminate your need for foundation and cover ups like concealer or spot correctors. There are different types of skincare products that can replace makeup steps, like oil for a dewy look or a creamy sunscreen instead of highlight.
Makeup is a preference and lifestyle choice that varies from woman to woman, and not all girls wear the same amount of makeup. However, the truth in makeup remains- it should only act as an enhancer to your own innate beauty and not as a means to alter it or to deceive others. Skin care products are not cheap, nor do makeup products. But there is definitely a balance between them, since you should definitely prioritize the must haves such as moisturizer, cleanser, toner, serums, foundation, and the like.
In the end, like I mentioned earlier, you have to work hard in order to become confident in your own skin. For those who run to makeup as a way to change their appearance – you cannot live your life hiding behind a facade. Everyone has been gifted with beauty that can exude from within, so it is only a matter of bringing that beauty with pride and the rest will surely follow.